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MAINECARE GETS ALMOST 2.5 MILLION
April 18, 2003
Contact Marci A. Alexander, Assistant Attorney General
Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe today announced settlements in principle with Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline that will result in almost $2.5 million for the MaineCare program, formerly known as Maine Medicaid.
Bayer pled guilty to a criminal charge and in a separate civil settlement must pay approximately $242 million to the state Medicaid programs ($1,524,563 of that to
The allegations against GlaxoSmithKline, which must pay approximately $87 million to the state Medicaid programs ($961,057 of that to
"These schemes shed some light on what is behind rising drug costs for states," said Assistant Attorney General Marci A. Alexander, who handled the case for the State with assistance from the MaineCare Surveillance and Utilization Review Unit.
Attorney General Rowe said, “We will continue to scrutinize every aspect of prescription drug pricing in order to make drugs more affordable for